To help Catholics support their local parishes, the Archdiocese of Chicago has created a website that donors can use to make a one-time or recurring gift to any parish they choose.
Lauren Teruel Ridloff, an actress from AMC's "The Walking Dead," visits her old school and recounts her life as a deaf child and how her experiences at Chicago's Holy Trinity School for the Deaf--now Children of Peace School--has enriched her life and influenced her career.
Delegates came to learn about the parish-based, immigrant-to-immigrant peer ministry that began in the archdiocese 10 years ago. Leaders now want to create a national network of dioceses that use Pastoral Migratoria.
"Are these two religions incompatible? They shouldn't be," Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, said, noting that believers in both faiths are to greet people with a word of peace. "Dialogue between these two groups is possible. Islam and Christianity have come to stay in the subcontinent, with millions of adherents. It is very hard for one to eliminate the other."
It would be wrong to say Tyshawn, an active child who loved school, video games and basketball, was in the wrong place at the wrong time, Father Pfleger said. "Tyshawn was on his way to play basketball in the park near his grandmother's house," the priest said. "Our children have the right to walk down our streets. Our children have the right to play in the park. Our children have the right to sit on their porches. Our children have the right to be safe wherever they are in the city of Chicago."